Selected Reviews and Occasional Essays

“Elysian Weather: A Review of Joyelle McSweeney’s The Necropastoral: Poetry, Media, Occults.” Jacket2 (forthcoming).

“The Sphygmograph and the Apple Watch: Jena Osman’s Historical Poetics.” Denver Quarterly. 53.4 (Autumn 2019).

“‘How can you trap the sky?’: A Review of Fred Schmalz’s Action in the Orchards.” Iowa Review Blog. (July 2019).

My (Small Press) Writing Day,” My Small Press Writing Day, 2019.

Writing and the Neoliberal University: A Review of Jenny Boully’s Betwixt and Between and A Committee of Inquiry’s Keywords…The Georgia Review (Fall/Winter, 2018).

Transitory Poetics: during most of 2016, I wrote a monthly column of chapbook reviews for Entropy. I reviewed 28 chapbooks in all, including titles by Nikki Wallschlaeger, Mike Lala, Carrie Lorig, Sean D. Henry-Smith, and many others. Here are two representative columns: May 2016 and September 2016.

"A fairly precise list of the things I ate during the two days I wrote this review of Becca Jensen’s Among the Dead: Ah! and Afterward Yes!" Jacket2 (Special Feature: Toward a Wilder Review, edited by Laura Goldstein and Michelle Taransky). 2015.

Bodies in Space: during 2013-14, I wrote a column for the Spoon River Poetry Review on issues of space and embodiment in contemporary poetry. Representative posts include an interview with Jacob Bennett about his chapbook Wysihicken [sic] and a short essay on the role of the body in the poetry reading.

"Paragraphs on Lyric Poetry," Lemonhound, 2013.


“Chicago’s ‘Red Rover’ and ‘Absinthe and Zygote’: Toward a Politics and Aesthetics of the Reading Series.” Midwestern Miscellany, XLIII (2015). (Peer reviewed).